Tampa's Mayor Bob Buckhorn has issued a PROCLAMATION naming March as Cuban Sandwich Month!
Florida – In celebration of the Annual National Cuban Sandwich Festival, a time when some of the biggest names in Florida and VIP’s from around the nation re-unite and join efforts in celebration of the Cuban Sandwiches Rich Culinary and Cultural History! An exciting FREE COMMUNITY event the Cuban Sandwich Festival is an exciting festival and contest to find THE BEST Traditional and non-Traditional Cuban Sandwiches in the Nation!
Enjoy LIVE cultural music on Stage featuring DIRECT FROM CUBA: SOL Y SON PERFORMING LIVE during their FIRST visit to the United States! Plus dance and EXCITING LIVE musical performances: A true cultural festival featuring over 100 Food, Art & Cultural Exhibitors!
Day 1 Starts at @ Ybor City Saturday Market, Centennial Park in Historic Ybor City @ 1800 E. 8th Street, Saturday March 22nd 2014; 10:30AM–6:30 PM;
Day 2 of Cuban Sandwich Festival Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 @ HCC – Ybor will feature the Cuban Sandwich Awards and the Biggest Cuban Sandwich of the Century event! 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hosted By: ABC Action News, Lissette Campos-Perez and Tony Morejon, dozens of National Restaurants are expected to compete for the chance to be called the BEST Cuban Sandwich in 2014!
Visit Website to see VIP Judges: Tampa: ABC Action Team Sponsoring and Judging in the Traditional VIP Area: Linda Hurtado, Laura Harris, Bill Logan, San Shaffer and John Thomas!
Traditional VIP Area Judges! ABC Action News Team!
TRADITIONAL VIP AREA JUDGES! Telemundo Tampa!
Thank you to our SPONSORS!
This event serves as a fundraiser for Emberlynn Padilla, a 2 ½ year old baby miracle baby born with Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. To Donate or learn more about Emberlynn: http://www.gofundme.com/4rwsc4
New Date Announced: Due to the popularity and magnitude of this event, we have decided to extend the time period for preparation. We will have the First Annual Miami Cuban Sandwich Smackdown on January 31st.
We thank you for your patience and understanding for the inconvenience this might have caused. We look forward to having a successful event in January!
Florida – Miami and South Florida’s best Cuban Sandwich Restaurants, Cafes and Shops are being challenged and invited to put their sandwich to the test! Entries will be judged on presentation, taste and authenticity. The top 3 Sandwiches will be chosen, and those winners will automatically be entered in the National Cuban Sandwich Festival and contest, which will take place in March 2015, in Ybor City, Florida, where South Florida’s best will battle it out for the title of the BEST Sandwich against the Nation’s best Cuban Sandwiches and against long time Cuban Sandwich Rival: Tampa, Florida! Semi-Finals winner will receive a local promotional package in promotion of their progression to the Finals!
An exciting FREE Family & COMMUNITY event the Cuban Sandwich Festival South Florida Semi-Finals is an exciting festival and contest to find THE BEST Cuban Sandwiches in South Florida!
Enjoy cultural music and performances!
South Florida Cuban Sandwich Festival: Semi-Finals Saturday, January 31st, 2015 @ Florida Career Tech 3700 West 18th Ave in Hialeah, FL 33012 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Qualifications of Contestants: Registration in this event is for South & Southwest Florida entries. Your entry must be sampled by CSF teams in South Florida. This is the qualifying round for the 2015 National Cuban Sandwich Festival. There is no registration fee for the first 10 registrations.
VIP/Celebrity Judges Include: Hialeah Council Woman Isis Garcia, Aventura Commissioner Luz Weinberg, Univision Anchor Jorge Hernandez, Puerto Rican Chamber of South Florida president, Luis De Rosa, Sasha Marina of the Sasha Marina Show, Jorge Hernandez VP Business Developer at nutechanswers.com and Maribel Gonzalez Actress-Comediante, Ali Sanchez y Zajaris Fernandez, LAS CAZAFORTUNAS!
Event Sponsored by: Latin Times Media, Inc., Florida Career Tech, Miami and Beaches, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of South Florida.
This event serves as a fundraiser for our grand-daughter: Emberlynn Padilla, a 2 ½ year old baby miracle baby born with Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. To Donate or learn more about Emberlynn: http://www.gofundme.com/4rwsc4